Let me start by saying, I know the marathon is meant to be a running sport; however, I'm coming to terms with the fact that I may have to walk it. It seems my groin drives a hard bargain.
On Saturday I walked 16 miles. My injury was felt. But after icing and a strong anti-inflammatory, I was feeling better than ever on Sunday (at least better than I have for a month.)
I finished the 16 miles in 3 hours and 30 minutes. That's a little above a 13 min mile. I need to maintain a 15 min mile pace to finish the race and be counted. As stated in the beginning of this blog series - my goal is to finish. I have added a goal of running at least a fifth of the race.
I feel like I'm back on track (pardon the pun). Although I'm still not sure what has driven me to enter the marathon in the first place, I do know it must be important. I know that I feel compelled to finish, to get these 26.2 miles through my feet and into my conciousness.
One more month to go.